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Mind the Gap: The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Educational Outcomes: A Literature Review
Maneto Undergraduate Research Journal
In The United States of America, higher education is seen as the beacon of social mobility. If one is born without access to wealth, power, or prestige, which are all increasingly interconnected, they are encouraged to change their circumstances by working hard in school and getting a degree, thus giving them higher earning power. This narrative is the one the middle and upper class public thinks is happening; the one lived by low-income people is drastically different. There are manydoi:10.15367/m:turj.v1i1.79 fatcat:daftjrr2qnfnnaiqx7d3yoewna